Christmas Concert 2019

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Published on: October 23, 2019

Drum roll for children’s Christmas favourites

Conductor Stefano Boccacci with some members of the orchestra at last year’s Christmas concert for children in Coleford.

Children’s Christmas Concert: Saturday December 7 at 3pm Coleford Baptist Church

There’ll be a drum roll at this year’s Children’s Christmas Concert as talented young timpanist Jemma Hadley-Sharp performs her specially-composed piece Snow Steps with the orchestra at Coleford Baptist Church on Saturday December 7 at 3pm.

She has been holding workshops in local primary schools across the Forest in the build-up to the concert, which will feature children’s favourites such as Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (with Jemma narrating), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Children in the audience will also be given the chance to join in with percussion instruments and have a go at conducting. They will be taking tips from conductor Stefano Boccacci, who is studying for a masters degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where Jemma is also a student.

Berry Hill Primary School choir will be singing carols and the school’s PTA will be serving refreshments afterwards.

Also joining in will be special needs and other youngsters from Forest of Dean Children’s Opportunity Centre, which will benefit from a retiring collection at the end of the concert.

Tickets on the door are £8 for adults, £6 concessions and free for schoolchildren.

Summer Concert 2019 Press Release

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Published on: June 14, 2019

 

Emily leaves EU to perform at Cathedral of Forest

Accomplished Gloucestershire oboist Emily Stephens is flying home from her studies in Germany to perform at the historic Cathedral of the Forest.

She will be performing 19th century composer Kalliwoda’s Oboe Concertino with the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra at their Summer Concert on Saturday June 29.

Emily, who has been a commended finalist in the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year contest, has been studying in Lübeck as part of her course at the Royal Academy of Music.

The former Pate’s Grammar School pupil has played in the National Children’s and Youth Orchestras and was a member of the Junior Academy. Now living in London, she regularly plays with the Academy Symphony Orchestra with Oliver Knussen, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, as well as freelancing in and around London.

The Summer Concert is the Forest orchestra’s second this year featuring young musical talent under the baton of dynamic Stefano Boccacci, who has just completed two weeks’ experience with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as part of his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The concert programme will feature favourites such as Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Verdi’s Prelude to La Traviata and Schubert’s famous Unfinished Symphony.

The concert is at The Cathedral of the Forest, Newland, Coleford on Saturday 29 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8, £6 concessions and schoolchildren free.

A retiring collection will be held for All Saints’ Church Fabric Fund.

Summer Concert in Cathedral of Forest

Date: Saturday June 29, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost:  £8 adults, £6 concessions over-65s, schoolchildren free

Venue: The Cathedral of the Forest All Saints’ Church, Newland, Coleford GL16 8NL

Tickets: £8 adults, £6 concessions over 65s, schoolchildren free

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For more info: Contact Viv Hargreaves on 01452 750386/07740448262 vivhargreaves@yahoo.com

Summer 2019 Concert

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Published on: June 14, 2019

Emily Stephens – Oboist

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Published on: June 14, 2019

Emily, who has been a commended finalist in the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year contest, has been studying in Lübeck as part of her course at the Royal Academy of Music.

The former Pate’s Grammar School pupil has played in the National Children’s and Youth Orchestras and was a member of the Junior Academy. Now living in London, she regularly plays with the Academy Symphony Orchestra with Oliver Knussen, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, as well as freelancing in and around London.

 

 

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Important Dates
  • Saturday March 21 2020 7.30pm: Spring Concert at Newnham Church
  • Saturday July 4 2020 7.30pm: Summer Concert at Newland Church
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